Today's Sports

  • Collins’ job attractive

    As of Thursday afternoon the opening for a new boys’ basketball coach at Collins had yet to be posted on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s website under “job opportunities.”

    But when looking at the other six openings – Covington Catholic, Greenup County, Harlan, Trimble County, Whitesville Trinity and Whitley County – for head boys’ basketball coach, the Titans’ job has to be considered the most attractive (although CovCath is probably a close second).

  • Eight players from county are...

    Eight baseball players from the county have been selected to the All-8th Region team.

    They are five players from Collins – senior shortstop Tyler Tipton, senior outfielder Josh Dennison, senior infielder-pitcher Jordan Bailey, junior catcher-infielder Brandon Roberts and sophomore outfielder Nate Clifton – and three from Shelby County – junior shortstop Eric Schreiner, sophomore infielder-pitcher Kambron Bruner and freshman infielder-pitcher Kipp Moore.

  • SCHS’s Smith signs with Asbury...

    Breanna Smith's versatility on the soccer field drew Asbury University to her.

    Asbury's coach, campus and team drew Smith to it.

    Together it was a good fit.

    "I really like the coach and the campus, the smallness of it, and it has a really good soccer program," Smith, a recent Shelby County graduate, said at her signing ceremony June 1 in the school’s library.

  • SCHS’s Miller signs to play...

    Nick Miller was "the glue" of the Shelby County boys' soccer team this past season.

    This fall Miller will take that “sticktoitiveness” to Brescia University.

    Miller, who graduated from Shelby County this past Saturday, had his signing ceremony May 31 in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    "He's a very hard-working kid, who can come in and help the program," Brescia Coach Graeme Jaap said.

    During the 2010 season he helped bring stability to a Rockets team that included seven seniors.

  • Edwards signs with Thomas More

    Jake Edwards wanted to play college basketball, and he wanted to reunite with an old friend. 

    He will get to do both at Thomas More College. 

    Edwards, was one of two senior starters for the Collins boys' basketball team this past season, and he will take his game to the next level at Thomas More College. And he will get to do so while also reuniting with a friend and former teammate. Edwards will re-team with Drew Mumford, with whom he played at Christian Academy of Louisville before transferring to Collins for his senior season.

  • Pitino, Jurich expected at...

    University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, as well as UofL Athletic Director Tom Jurich are expected to be among those in attendance later this afternoon with the Cardinal Caravan rolls into Shelbyville.

    The Caravan begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

    Other coaches expected include men's soccer coach Ken Lolla, running backs/special teams coach Kenny Carter from the football team, women's golf coach Kelly Rothberg and swimming coach Albert Albiero according to UofL Sports Information Director Kenny Klein.

  • Collins’ Gramig signs to play at...

    The first time University of Cumberlands softball coach Angie Dean met Kristina Gramig on a recruiting trip, she said she was impressed.

    But the player Dean was recruiting at that time wasn't Gramig, it was her older sister, Shauna.

    "Kristina comes down and sits by me in the bleachers and starts talking," Dean recalled. "We talked like we'd known each other forever. At that moment I said, that's a great kid from a great family.

  • 3 Shelby players named all-region

    Three softball players from the county have been selected to the All-8th Region team.

    Shelby County senior catcher Hannah Abbott and Collins senior center fielder Kristina Gramig and junior pitcher Jeneca Thomas were three of the 15-member team, which was selected by the region’s coaches.

    Collins and Oldham County were the only two teams with multiple players picked to the squad.

  • Basketball coach Turley leaves...

    Curtis Turley has resigned as Collins’ boys' basketball coach after one season.

    Under Turley the Titans went 18-12 in their inaugural campaign, which ended with a 52-49 loss to Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    "He's had an opportunity he felt like he couldn't turn down," Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said Monday afternoon.

    "It's not high school [coaching]," Turley added, although he didn't get any more specific, when reached Monday afternoon.

  • His life is a lot to Crowe about

    If you don't know Crowe, you don't know athletics in this county.

    Or its unofficial mayor.

    Crowe, for the likely few of you who may not know, is Austin Crowe.

    This 19-year-old, who graduated with honors from Collins this past Saturday night, has reached one-name status through his managing of athletic teams at Shelby County and Collins high schools, his tireless work ethic, his infectious smile and personality and for just being an all-around good guy.